Murano Glass Dolphin - Chalcedony Glass Of Venice 053926461561

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Murano Glass Dolphin - Chalcedony

$289.95 289.95 USD 2023-07-03
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This playful Murano Glass Dolphin is ready to jump into the waves, frozen mid-flight by the skillful hands of Venetian artisans. Created in complex and rare Chalcedony glass-making technique, this piece is a nod to the ancient Murano Glass tradition, where techniques trying to imitate the appearance of natural minerals were especially popular. Rare and beautiful chalcedony mineral was a coveted find in Europe centuries ago. This mineral's unusual bright color patterns intrigued people for centuries, and made Murano glass masters instantly famous when they figured out how to create similar designs from glass. The beautiful waves of rich colors flowing within translucent glass and exquisite design make this dolphin an instant conversation piece.

Measurements: The dolphin sculpture is about 8 inches long, 6 inches high and 3 inches deep. It is very well packaged to avoid damage in transit. Authenticity: The dolphin sculpture is crafted entirely by hand in the traditional workshop on Murano island. It is signed by the artist and features the original sticker of the official Murano glass-makers' consortium. The dolphin is also accompanied by the certificate of authenticity.
As this Murano Dolphin is a unique artistic sculpture made by hand, some variations of colors and patterns are possible. These do not constitute a defect but rather are the very features by which experts recognize authentic Murano Glass.

Workmanship



Larger Murano Glass figures and sculptures are typically made in the ancient factories on Murano island, where there is enough space to turn, twist, and blow the glass, move it into and out of the large furnaces, and cool it down properly. Making the glass mixture with the right color intensity and pattern is only a part of the job. The biggest challenge is shaping the glass just perfectly while keeping it in the correct state in between the bench and the furnace. This requires special skills rarely found outside of Murano Glass artist and artisan community. These Murano Glass sculptures of lovers, Venetian ladies and gentlemen, clowns, abstract art, animals and birds crafted in well-known Murano factories are top-quality art glass pieces sought after by interior decor specialists and collectors alike.